Monday, May 6, 2013

Bronze Gods Blog Tour and Giveaway!

The Criminal Investigation Division of the great city of Dorstaad doesn't normally allow just anyone access to their case files, but after several days of aggressive negotiations (bribery may or may not have been involved), a group of curious bloggers, Books and Things included, has been allowed to rummage through some of the more peculiar cases that their top inspectors, Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko, have worked on. While we were there, mostly unsupervised, we poked around more than was strictly permissible and found some of their personal correspondence as well. It goes without saying that neither of them was present at the time. I like my limbs right where they are, thank you very much.

Btw, I'm totally throwing Maja under the bus if the detectives catch on to my involvement. It was her idea. Just a fair warning, Maja... ;)

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The notes tell a story which starts at the Nocturnal Library, and continues on all the other tour stops, so make sure to check them all out. You can find the links below.

Tour schedule:
May 1st Heidi @ Rainy Day Ramblings
May 2nd Jenny @ Supernatural Snark
May 3rd Mary @ Book Swarm

May 6th Melissa @ Books and Things
May 7th Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Bronze Gods
Hy Breasil is grimmer than it used to be. 
Before the Architect closed the door, there were regular crossings, and a great war decimated both humans and Ferishers. The native fae who refused to treat with the invaders faded; their bodies withered and died, stranding them as hungry, angry spirits that haunt the countryside. 
That means there’s always trouble brewing in Dorstaad. 
Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work for the Criminal Investigation Department, keeping citizens safe from things that go bump in the night. He’s a hardboiled cynic with an uncanny sixth sense; she’s determined to justify her promotion as the first female detective in her division. Together, they’re trying to keep a black tide from drowning the city. 
But when the second body surfaces, murdered with the same type of infernal device, the entire CID must face the truth. There’s a madman on the loose, twining magic and blood… and only Mikani and Ritsuko can unravel the intricate, lethal conspiracy before the Royale killer completes his macabre plan, unleashing old, forbidden magic on an unsuspecting populace. If the maniac succeeds, it could mean the end of everything…

Author bio:
A.A. Aguirre is the pseudonym for Ann & Andres Aguirre, a husband-wife writing team. She specializes in compelling characters; he excels at meticulous worldbuilding. By day, she's a USA Today bestselling novelist, and he is a pharmaceuticals tycoon.

Born in Mexico, Andres spent his early years traveling and getting in trouble everywhere else. Along the way, he got a degree from Pepperdine in economics and international business. Ann was born in the Midwest and has a degree in English Literature from Ball State. She's traveled less than Andres and gotten into less trouble, but scaling Macchu Pichu should count for something, right?

Now settled, if not fully domesticated, Andres lives with his love, Ann, their fantastic kids, one whiny cat, and two wistful dogs.

Curious yet? Mystery getting to you? *evil laugh* Well, you are in luck! Ann has graciously let me give away one signed book and it's INTERNATIONAL! What do you have to do to win? Well, you don't have to get your scoobie on, you just have to fill out the rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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  1. I want to read this book for many reasons. One of them is Maja's review for it cause I sounded amazing! I mean this sounds like something new and interesting and I'm always in for that. Also I'm really intrigued by these documents. Great post! :)

  2. Ooo, I already have a copy of Bronze Gods as I just Ann's writing so I pre-ordered it ages ago BUT I can't resist the idea of a signed copy by one of my favourite authors! *greedy-Mel* :-)

  3. Other than the fact that it sounds awesome? I'm REALLY curious to see how different the writing will be, this being a collab, since I've only read Ann's solo books before.

  4. hehe I loved this post :) Yes the mystery is getting to me!

  5. LOL! You got a lewd conduct case file!! Love how this tour is playing out. Very creative with the combo of case files and notes.

    1. They knew me too well to give me this one to show! LOL

  6. Bronze Gods sounds really interesting and has a gorgeous cover!

  7. hM ... Sounds like this one will be a classic for my library! Thanks! :)

  8. "Brenda may have gotten physical"

    *snort* Poor Ritsuko having to deal with all Mikani's disgruntled ladies:) He definitely owes her a variety of new hats! I'm loving their notes back and forth, they're hilarious:)

  9. Thanks so much for having us! I'm glad everyone is enjoying the tour.

  10. I'm reading this right now! Then I'll go through all the tour posts to read the notes :-)

  11. Haha, poor Ritsuko! This is perhaps my favorite note so far.
    Thank you so so much for being on the tour, Melissa. :)

    1. This was so much fun! Thanks for having me in the tour!!

  12. Sounds Ritsuko has to do the dirty work for her man whore partner. Didn't you just love the dynamic between them?

  13. international!? Yay

    And I wanna read it cos I love steampunk and I so wanna see what Aguirre did here

  14. I'm just LOVING this blog tour! It's so creative and I've heard such great things about this novel too. I really can't wait to dig into it and as I'm on a big of a steampunk binge, having just read Meljean Brook's The Iron Duke, I'll hopefully tackle this one soon! :D

  15. I love these notes! Ritsuko is a good sport for putting up with Mikani's BS. The "not worth 15 crescents" addition made me giggle. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  16. I am so loving this tour, mine is up tomorrow, and even if we get caught the clues and information we obtained was worth it!

  17. Seriously! This is Ann Aguirre and her husband! WHY WOULD I NOT WANT TO READ IT? lol.

    this has so many elements I'm loving in my books and I love Ann's style. I'm sure it's changed up a tad, but still has to be amazing work. :)

    thank you!

  18. I want to read this because Ann is an amazing writer (I heart Sirantha Jax!)

  19. I love this tour, it's so fun! And it matches the book PERFECTLY!

  20. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  21. I want to read it, first because the cover scream "read me!". Then I see the heroine is part Asian, and I'm hooked!

  22. I've so enjoyed all of the previous books I've ready by Ann and I'm really excited to read this new series. I'm especially excited because it's a genre I love and to see what Andres brings to the table. I know I'm going to love it.

  23. Okay I'll give it a corny shot- As long as you promise to send this to Ann and Andres Aguirre just because I'm embarrassing myself!

    I want to read your novel,
    I'll sing and even grovel,
    Because everywhere I look,
    Favorite blogs are showing your book.

    I fear I'm missing out
    On what I have no doubt
    Is a fabulous new pair
    In a genre that is rare
    on my tbr list.
    So I do insist
    (kindly) may I please
    (i am now on my knees)
    Please if you could
    And if you feel you would
    Not mind,please do send
    Me a copy. The end.

    That is so terrible!!!! But is about as creative as I can be lately. Please don't enter it into the worst poetry contest ever!!!

    Did you use any canines (dogs) to gain influence over those files???

  24. All I can honestly say is that I enjoy your writing. I've read at least 7 of your books so far, and would love to read and own this one.

  25. BRONZE GODS has everything going for it. A must read for me.

  26. I love steampunk, andn this sounds like a great twist on the genre!

  27. This just sounds like so much fun ~ I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. I want to read Bronze Gods because I'm intrigued by the premise and also because I love the cover!

  29. I love Ann's books. To have a signed copy of Bronze Gods would make mevery happy

  30. Love this and can´t wait for my chance to read! I´m a sucker for a great Steampunk read!
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Wednesday!

  31. This looks like a really interesting book.

  32. The notes and memos are such a fun way to give a sneak peak of the characters and setting for the Apparatus Infernum series. I love the Sirantha Jax series and I'm a big UF and steampunk fan. I'm really looking forward to diving into the Apparatus Infernum world. Thanks for the sharing with us and for the great giveaway!

  33. I have read some amazing reviews, and I want to read this book myself to immerse myself in the great world Ann has created.

  34. I absolutely loved Enclave and Outpost, so I'm excited to read more of your books!



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